12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
3
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Concan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Houston

1
day
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and finally look for gifts at Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatiers.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Step out of Austin with an excursion to Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin.

Plan trip to Austin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Austin sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

3
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Visiting Chisos Mountains and The Window Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, cruise along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Mine Trail, and trek along S Rim Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Big Bend National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Austin to Big Bend National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Austin in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Big Bend National Park, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Concan.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

4
nights
Concan

Concan ©
Concan is a small unincorporated community in Uvalde County in the southwestern portion of the Hill Country of Texas. Escape the urban bustle at The Y.O. Ranch and Frio Cave. Explore Concan's surroundings by going to Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area (in Rocksprings), Vanderpool (Lost Maples Winery, Lost Maples State Natural Area, &more) and Junction (South Llano River State Park & Deer Horn Tree). The adventure continues: make a trip to Utopia Texas and stroll around Garner State Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Concan trip planner.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Concan by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in June, you will find days in Concan are little chillier (92°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). On the 12th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Concan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vanderpool, Junction, Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area, The Y.O. Ranch, Utopia Texas
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Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
The Y.O. Ranch ©
The Y.O. Ranch
Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area ©
Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area

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